"I adored my experience at UNH, everything from the friendships I have made to the course work I have completed," said Neumann.
Kaitlin Fish discovered a home away from home in the lab.
The more time she dedicated to her thesis project in which she studied the death of a stillborn infant at the morgue at Yale University, the more she wanted to learn.
"Without coming to UNH and having the requirement of a capstone experience or experiential education I probably would not be on the path that I am today," she said. Fish will apply to medical school and hopes to become a pathologist.
Janixia Reyes relocated from Atlanta so she could pursue a master's degree in industrial and organizational psychology at UNH.
She interned at The Hartford, where she evaluated the recruitment and retention of diverse executive level talent. "I was able to grow and learn so much about myself in three months," she said. She was one of only three people accepted into the highly competitive Human Resources Leadership Development Program at Travelers, which she will begin shortly after graduation.
Last summer, Kenneth Hall, a management and music industry double major, attended a Sigma Alpha Epsilon leadership school aboard a cruise ship sailing from the Bahamas to the Florida Keys.
There, he was named Gentleman of the Year, chosen from more than 13,000 undergraduate fraternity members. He was inspired by a line from his fraternity's creed about putting the rights and feelings of others ahead of his own. "Being a good person is always relevant," he said.
Elizabeth Field, who completed a double major in history and political science, will be heading to Dublin, Ireland, this fall to pursue a master's degree in gender history at Trinity College.
A former editor-in-chief of the Charger Bulletin, she credits UNH's emphasis on experiential education for allowing her to pursue her interests through research and internship opportunities.
"Interning at the Connecticut State Capitol in the office of Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney allowed me to apply my classroom lessons to real-world experience," she said. "Completing faculty-mentored undergraduate research in history also helped prepare me for the challenges to come in graduate school."